As global demand for meat and milk increases, many policies focus on promoting international trade in livestock and livestock products. This issue of id21 insights asks how this affects the community-based livestock services that poor people use, and who will benefit from the expanding global markets? Topics briefly covered include: Women's ownership of livestock; NGOs support livestock-centred livelihoods; Veterinary medicine; How do higher meat and milk prices affect poor people?; The global livestock trade; Commercial destocking in Ethiopia; and Is pastoralism a viable livelihood option?
id21 insights 72, IDS, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 6 pp.